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Wisconsin Assembly calls on Evers to send help to border

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Posted at 6:05 AM, May 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-12 07:05:47-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a Republican-sponsored resolution calling on Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to send aid and support to help secure the Mexico border and enforce immigration laws.

The resolution approved Tuesday comes from a pair of Republican legislative leaders who recently visited the border in south Texas.

Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke and President Pro Tempore Tyler August say the issue there is a national crisis that demands Wisconsin take action, even though the state is more than 1,300 miles from the border.

The resolution is non-binding, meaning Evers is not required to take any action.

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